As more accolades pour in for field hockey athlete Courtney Scott, of Herndon, she's prepping for a spring semester abroad.
The 2011 Line Mountain High School graduate and Gordon College junior field hockey forward with a record-breaking season was named Dec. 2 to the 3rd Team All-American list by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). It's the latest in a series of awards for Scott this year, who's Fighting Scots earned their first Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) championship since 2001. They posted a 17-6 run, and downed top-seeded University of New England, 3-1, for the title on Nov. 9.
NAME: Courtney Scott
PARENTS: Robert & Lori Scott
EDUCATION: Line Mountain H.S., 2011 graduate; Ursinus College, transfer 2013 to Gordon College
Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Offensive Player of the Year for 2013
CCC Offensive Player of the Week (3 times)
All CCC 1st Team
Corvias Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Field Hockey Co-Offensive Player of the Week
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ELIZABETHVILLE - Laura Sweger and Taylor Brown tallied 16 points apiece as the Trojans started the Tri-Valley League season off on a positive note with a victory over the Wildcats.
Sweger scored 12 of her points in the middle quarters and finished with nine blocks.
Brown helped Upper Dauphin close out the victory when she hit a 3-pointer and hit 6-of-8 from the foul line down the stretch.
Twelve girls, including all four divisions' Players of the Year, have repeated as first-team selections in the Schuylkill League Girls' Volleyball All-Star Teams, announced recently by the league's coaches.
The divisions' Players of the Year are Pottsville senior Haley Drum in Division I, Pine Grove junior Kayla Bressler in Division II, Halifax's Catherine Amoriello in Division III and Marian's Grace Boyle in Division IV.
COAL TOWNSHIP - It's hard to say how many games Lourdes' young team may win this year, but for a team with one senior, two juniors, five sophomores and five freshmen, the Red Raiders are going to give it their all, and their all so far pans out to a 2-0 record.
Trailing by 10 points late in the third quarter. Lourdes rallied to beat Tri-Valley, 40-37, in the championship game of the Lourdes Tipoff Tournament Dec. 7. The Raiders' one senior, Mike Gilger, led the way, hitting an old-style three-point play with 52 seconds remaining for a 38-37 lead, then making two more foul shots down the stretch while protecting the lead.
WILLIAMSPORT - Sammy Hepler (113) and Chase Schaeffer (145) earned runner-up finishes for Tri-Valley at the Top Hat Wrestling Tournament.
Both won three bouts before falling in the finals. Hepler dropped a 9-6 decision to Line Mountain's Brian Earlston; Schaeffer got pinned in 1:38 by Jersey Shore's Hadyn Swartwood.
Caleb Bordner (126) wrestled to a third-place finish for the Dawgs.
Other Tri-Valley placewinners included Hunter Harner, fourth at 152; Anthony Snyder, fourth at 160; Mason White, seventh at 220; and Kyle Stephen, eighth at 120.